Tales from The First Ever Hideout Summer Intensive
This week The Hideout Theatre embarked on its first ever Summer Intensive. On Monday morning at 10am, 26 improvisors from near and far converged on the Hideout to learn from our crack team of improv instructors.
Everyday, students of the intensive get a double dose of Hideout knowledge: fundamentals in the morning and narrative essentials in the afternoon. All week students have been raving about the experience.
“It’s hard to express how wonderful this experience has been,” says student Gloria Rabil Bankler “I’m am consistently amazed at the wonderful people improvisers are, wherever they come from. I appreciate them all so much as well as the teachers who are doing a spectacular job teaching information in a way that makes the six hours of instruction fly by. “
“This is an amazing city filled with brilliant people,” says student Mark Tindle from London. “I am blown away by it and simply cannot put into words what a wonderful, open and loving welcome I have received here. I’m privileged to experience this.”
And it’s not just the improvisors taking the intensive that finding the experience enriching. The Hideout instructors are finding that the intensive is a growing opportunity for them as well.
“It’s a little intimidating to have people from all over the country and the world travel to learn from you,” says instructor Roy Janik. “I’ve been extra conscious to make sure that no moment is wasted. I’ve been leaning towards more exercises that everyone can do in pairs or in a few groups all at once. That way, no one is sitting down for too long, just watching. And of course, this is an excellent way to teach in general. The Intensive just reminded me of that.”
You won’t regret it!